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Hong Kong police say protesters out of control, deny curfew

Nov. 14, 2019 11:28 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned protesters Thursday that they were moving “one step closer to terrorism” by sinking the city into chaos, as riot squads skirmished with militant students at major universities. China’s leader said ending the violence and restoring order are Hong...

Fresh protests, looting erupt in Chile despite new Cabinet

Oct. 29, 2019 5:50 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Fresh protests and attacks on businesses erupted in Chile Monday despite President Sebastián Piñera's replacement of eight key Cabinet ministers with more centrist figures and his attempts to assure the country he has heard calls for greater equality and improved social...

Clashes in post-election dispute shut down much of Bolivia

Oct. 28, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Backers and foes of Bolivian President Evo Morales are blocking streets and highways across the country in a dispute over official election results that show the leftist leader winning reelection without a runoff. Anti-Morales protesters have shut down the eastern city of Santa Cruz...

Masses of Chileans jam capital in protest against government

Oct. 25, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters marched peacefully in Chile's capital Friday, intensifying pressure on a government struggling to contain deadly unrest over economic hardship. The huge throng surged toward a central plaza as participants blew whistles, banged pots and pans and...

Chile's president rolls back subway fare hike amid protests

Oct. 19, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean President Sebastián Piñera on Saturday announced the suspension of a subway fare hike that had prompted violent student protests, less than a day after he declared a state of emergency amid rioting and commuter chaos in the capital. Soldiers patrolled the streets in...

Greece: Strikes over labor changes halt ferries, services

Oct. 2, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Strikes against Greece's new conservative government halted ferries and transport services Wednesday as labor unions held protest rallies over a bill they argue will undermine collective bargaining rights and the right to strike. Supported by the country's largest labor unions, the...

Strike in Greece disrupts island ferries, Athens transport

Sep. 24, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek island ferries were tied up in port on Tuesday and Athens public transport, hospitals and state schools faced disruptions as unions went on strike against proposed labor reforms. Police said about 8,000 people marched peacefully through central Athens as they took part in three...

San Francisco's cable cars running again after rehab work

Sep. 23, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's famed cable cars are running again after a 12-day service halt to rehabilitate the gearboxes that help run the 19th century public transportation system. The wooden cars are slowly climbing San Francisco's hills Monday, with operators ringing their brass bells. The San...

Cubans wait hours in gas lines as fuel crisis bites

Sep. 20, 2019 12:05 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fuel shortage blamed on the Trump Administration has turned filling a tank in Cuba into an ordeal even for a country used to waiting in lines. Around Havana, drivers spend days hunting desperately for gas, calling friends and updating online chat groups with sightings of diesel, regular and...